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Protest in France : The Yellow jackets are a warning for Germany

what Was that? The Protest of the yellow West, in France, is considerably abated, and the Eiffel tower was re-opened for tourists. It seems that President Emmanuel Macron have taken part in the demonstrations on the top, by deeds distributed billions.

You may now, in search of advent Reflection, again, of the events in France to turn away from a temporary haunting. But the uprising of the yellow West is more than an Episode. Because the last Chapter in the history of the recent French civil rights movement is still open. More importantly, What was the experience in the history of France, could be a harbinger for future developments in Germany.

Admittedly, France is different. The French have an ambivalent relationship to the state. On the one hand, they place in their governmental institutions of great respect, and know very exactly, that is not to be trifled with, for example, their use of police, the CRS.

To the inconsistency but also that the French are calling for the welfare of the state and the General interest in rural areas, according to the neck, with the necessary taxes, but do not want to pay. In Germany eruptive disputes between the state and the citizens, most recently the Yellow jackets are Protest unknown. The Federal Republic has procedures, mediation committees, bargaining agents, and arbitration.

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In Germany as in France, the budget shrinks for low income earners

Despite these differences, there are remarkable Parallels between the "Gilets jaunes", and the low-wage earners in Germany. If protesters in the vicinity of Rouen demonstrate against the tax burden and, last weekend, a few dozen citizens in Munich under the Banner of "Stand up" by Sahra servant for a minimum pension car go on the road, then you will have one thing in common: they don't want to accept that their household disposable income shrinks further and further.

it is only beside the point, whether the Protest of the "left" or "right". It may be that the yellow in the West, in France, are increasingly in the driving water of the extreme right-wing party, the "Rassemblement National", the longer the demonstrations continue.

in view of the unacceptable radicalisation of the remaining "Gilets jaunes" one must not close our eyes to the fact that the load limit for a lot of people is reached at the bottom of the social edge for a long time. This is true in Germany, not least for poorer pensioners and in France, especially for those workers who have no opportunity for wealth creation.

Also in Germany, the party system

it can have a noticeable effect, if the policy responds to the Protest of the street, change Macron has power now. He had to make expensive concessions, because his reign is standing on feet of clay. The political Revolution, which promoted him in the Elysée Palace can also turn again in a Counter-Revolution in favour of Marine Le Pen.

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Protest in France, Cohn-Bendit: "yellow West", the extreme Right strengthened

Albrecht Meier

Germany's party system since there is relatively consolidated. But the crash of the SPD and the solidification of the AfD should be politicians in this country is a clear warning signal. You need to back social policy in the center, before the political price of inaction is too high.

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